Traumatic Brain Injury Law and Legal Definition

Traumatic Brain Injury means “an acquired injury to the brain caused by an external physical force resulting in total or partial functional disability or psychosocial impairment that adversely affects educational performance. That term includes open or closed head injuries resulting in mild, moderate, or severe impairments in one or more areas including cognition, language, memory, attention, reasoning, abstract thinking, judgment, problem solving, sensory, perceptual and motor abilities, psychosocial behavior, physical function, information processing, and speech. That term does not include brain injuries that are congenital or degenerative, or brain injuries that are induced by birth trauma.” [32 CFR 57.3; Title 32-National Defense; Subtitle A-Department Of Defense; Chapter I-Office Of The Secretary Of Defense; Subchapter D-Personnel, Military And Civilian; Part 57-Provision Of Early Intervention And Special Education Services To Eligible Dod Dependents]